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Floating and Sinking– Which Things Float? Which Things Sink?

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Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root

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Sound– Lesson 8: Making a Model Eardrum

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Sugar Simulation

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 4: Heat Transfer and the Movement of Air

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Hands-on science and non-English speakers

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Explore Smithsonian: How Are Optical Instruments Tested Before Space Flight?

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Orchids Attract Pollinators?

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Explore Smithsonian: How Do Astronomers See the Invisible Parts of the Universe?

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements– Organization!

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 3: Learning More about Rocks

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Sound– Lesson 2: How Sound Travels

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 5: Investigating the Effects of Colliding Air Masses

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Land and Water– Literacy Extension

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Strategic Planning Institute 2013

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Margarita Mora - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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Natural Selection: Common Misconceptions

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Exploring Properties of Matter– Other Surface Features

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Interview with a Smithsonian Scientist: Dr. Michael Wise

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Moving Assessment from the Dessert Menu to the List of Entrees

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Enric Sala - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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Exploring Planetary Systems– Other Surface Features : Materials and Safety

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Life Cycle of Butterflies– Lesson 2: Caring for Caterpillars

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Life Cycle of Butterflies– Literacy Integration: Fiction

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Explore Smithsonian: Dr. Avi Loeb - Jr. Professor of Science

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Bulldozing Technique for Science Class

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Understanding Weather and Climate–Lesson 9: Ocean Currents-Using the Demo Box

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Learning Without Borders (Carol O’Donnell, 2018)

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We're the Smithsonian Science Education Center!

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 8: Shining a Light on the Minerals

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